The political economy, economic history and impact evaluations of the future

Innovation for economics and development

When development economics meets its potential. The next generation of impact evaluations for impact and development at scale. Tackling the hardest problems on the planet within and across both developing and developed countries. A better world.


Get Scientific Digital Marketing Solutions for your nonprofit or university from Development Economics X

NEWSROOM. September 16, 2022. TORONTO. Whether you are a nonprofit foundation or university, it’s critical that you have as much support as possible.

Development Economics X presents next-generation digital marketing solutions for social impact, all compatible with existing applications.

Research by Dr. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang covered in Zing, the leading digital news site in Vietnam

NEWSROOM. May 15, 2022. TORONTO. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang (in his private capacity) was covered in Zing, the leading digital news site in Vietnam on policy efforts in Singapore. Read the website article (in Vietnamese).

Development Economics X releases We are…the Next Generation Video

NEWSROOM. May 2, 2022. TORONTO. Development Economics X delivers development with an emphasis on the next generation.

Computational Ethics journal article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences

NEWSROOM. March 29, 2022. TORONTO. Computational Ethics, co-authored by Director and CEO Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, is published by Trends in Cognitive Sciences, the world’s top journal in experimental and cognitive psychology.

Dr. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang chats with 2021 economics Nobel Prize winner for California Magazine

NEWSROOM. March 21, 2022. TORONTO. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang (in his private capacity) led a Q and A conversation with 2021 economics Nobel Prize winner David Card and former colleague for California Magazine.

Development Economics X for enhancing service delivery

NEWSROOM. March 11, 2022. TORONTO. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang calls for enhancing service delivery with innovation, economic history and the political economy of development.

Research Impact Highlight

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT. March 11, 2022. TORONTO. In this research impact highlight, Kweku Opoku-Agyemang discusses his role doing research in 2016 on a novel social media platform for farmers in India.


A new political economy for the next generation


Data-driven, rigorous solutions for the next-generation of impact


Marketing as market mechanism


Labor economics and the future of work in developing countries


Organizational culture and customer service development


The new development economics of crime




Getting development economics right is critical. Slower progress has translated into lowered expectations about what is possible. Research and decision-making must drastically improve.

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS X is an approach for development economics to boost social impact faster and more effectively

Development Economics X researches and builds economic, social and technological systems inspired by political economy, economic history and related fields. The goal is to provide efficient decision solutions for the private sector, governments, and international institutions throughout (what I call) the economic development stack for faster and better development.

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Ph.D.


Harnessing the history and future of development economics

Delivering enhanced standards of living around a fast-changing world

Getting international development right is essential for the living standards of billions. Far too often, inadequate processes place an unacceptable ceiling on what is possible. Current experimentation and other rigorous analyses are vital, but still unnecessarily slow and can suffer from uncoordinated policy making.

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Development Economics X is rigorous consulting and professional service for development research and implementing policy, innovating to get done faster, better and more ethically than ever before.

Development Economics X Paper Models

A working paper archive focusing on poverty, political economy and inequality, in history and the present, with the impact evaluations of the future.